MINUTES OF PARISH TEAM MEETING 7TH
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Winny Fryer, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise
North, Tina Ward, Elizabeth Salter, Pat Finegan, John Boggan, Ros Appleby
APOLOGIES: Declan Evans, Pauline Bell
Minutes of last meeting approved and signed off for putting at back
ARISING: A book for prayers and special intentions to be placed at the back of
church to start the first Sunday of Advent. This book will then form part of
The kitchen in the Parish Centre is an ongoing task but improvements
have been noted.
LPA: Confirmation date is Friday 24th November at Christ the King, Bromborough. A Retreat Day to be held at Wistaston on 30th November. If there is sufficient names on a list at the back of church a coach will be available.
This was Tina’s last meeting and thanks were given for her faithful
service over a long period of time. Winny volunteered to be St. Anne’s
LPA representative and if it coincided with the Parish Team Meeting, Denise would act as Secretary. Changes were being made to the LPA and this will be discussed more in depth at the next meeting.
OF WEBSITE: Ros to produce some notes on the Liturgy Group and Bob Brett to compile
some notes on the Food bank and the SVP for inclusion on the Website. Website
working well but with some occasional glitches. Youth Team have a good website
with resources and it may be worth having a link from the parish website. John
Boggan to discuss this with Steve Wall.
CAROL CONCERT: Tickets and flyers being printed and will be distributed after
Remembrance Sunday. The concert to start at 7.30pm prompt.
DRAW: Denise explained the process, boxes at the back of church for donations,
lists attached to the back of the Rock this weekend. Collections will take place
over two weekends and the raffle prizes will be made up the following Tuesday ready for display when the raffle tickets will
be sold. All proceeds to St. Anne’s parish.
Any items surplus to requirements will be donated to a charity. The raffle
will take place immediately after the Carol Concert.
BOX: A letter was received suggesting that the weekly mass times be displayed
in a prominent place particularly when the church is locked. The times displayed
on the notice board are incorrect and need to be covered up in some way. Father
Bernard looking into a way of ensuring that the mass times are shown each week, either by altering the notice board already
outside church, or a large print out attached to the church gates.
A further letter was also received about lights being left on and the
use of palm oil products. Discussion ensued.
A paragraph about Traidcraft to explain its work to the parishioners to
be included in the Rock. Frieda Rimmer to produce a piece for Father Bernard’s
approval. Leaflets to be made available.
OTHER BUSINESS: Mention made of the Bereavement Mass to include former parishioners
who have died outside of the parish but not by name. Tea and coffee after mass
on two Sundays in a month with Baptisms on the other two Sundays, Parish groups to take on the extra Sunday refreshments,
to start in the New Year. Sleeping Beauty pantomime poster also discussed. Christmas mass schedule as last year.
OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, 16th January 2018
FOR NEXT MEETING: Ros Appleby
MINUTES OF PARISH TEAM MEETING 5TH
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise North, Tina
Ward, Elizabeth Salter, Pat Finegan
Winnie Fryer, Ros Appleby, Pauline Bell, Declan Evans, John Boggan
Minutes of last meeting were approved and signed off for
putting at the back of church.
ARISING: A maintenance person is starting in the next few weeks to cover duties in the Diocese Parish Centres. It was mentioned that St. Anne’s Parish Centre needs monitoring, particularly the kitchen and hopefully
we should see some future improvements.
LPA: Tina said that this would be her last meeting so a replacement LPA representative
would be needed. She had been the Rep for the past six years but felt the LPA
needed new blood. The Rep would serve for three years and Tina will write a short
summary of what is expected of an LPA Rep. Hopefully the new LPA Rep would be
able to take up his/her place after Christmas. The next LPA meeting is Tuesday, 3rd October and the team were asked if there was anything they would like
to put forward for discussion. Further debate will take place at the next
DAY: Saturday 9th September.
A list was at the back of church for people to volunteer to help with serving tea/coffee and generally helping on the
day. People’s reactions in the past have been good and the feedback positive. Elizabeth Salter agreed to contact St. Anne’s School to request that Heritage
Day details be placed on the school website.
OF WEBSITE: This is ongoing and it was confirmed that St. Anne’s website
does have a link to school. Father Bernard suggested we look at the websites
of St. Winifred’s Neston, Our Lady’s Ellesmere Port and the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. It was felt that a meeting with John Boggan, Father Bernard, John Lowe, Steve Wall and Pat Finegan would
be useful to update the website.
CAROL CONCERT/CHRISTMAS DRAW: To be held on Wednesday 13th December. BOST
will supply 250 tickets and the price will remain at £8.00. We should aim
to sell tickets for the concert on a rota basis at both 6.30pm and 11.15am masses from 18th/19th November and thereafter the
following weekend masses and also on the evening of the concert. Help will also
be needed with the setting up and clearing up on the day itself.
Denise presented details of the setting up and control
of the Christmas draw. A
request for raffle prizes to be placed in the Rock on 11th/12th November. Elizabeth
Salter will donate Ticket Vouchers for the Gladstone
of goods could come in from 18th/19th November and 25th/26th November and displays
of raffle prizes and sale of tickets on 2nd/3rd December and 9th/10th December. Meeting to be held on Tuesday 28th November at 7.00pm to make up the
sealed boxes and see what goods have been donated. The raffle will take place during the Christmas Carol Concert.
Nothing in the Suggestion Box.
OTHER BUSINESS: It had been suggested at a previous meeting that we have a book for prayers and special intentions at the
back of church. For privacy reasons it was felt that a sealed box would be preferable
for people to put their intentions and prayers in and this would be emptied once a month.
Concern was expressed by residents that many Parishioners
were parking in Highfield Road rather than in the church car park. A notice would
be placed in the Rock that we should endeavour to show consideration for our neighbours and avoid parking in Highfield Road
OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 7th November
FOR NEXT MEETING: Kath Ward
MINUTES OF PARISH TEAM MEETING 18 JULY 2017
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Declan Evans, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise North, Tina Ward, Ros Appleby,
Pat Finegan, Winny Fryer
APOLOGIES: Pauline Bell, John Boggan,
Father Bernard and Donna have had a meeting regarding the Hall and some issues to be addressed over August. No responses
in the suggestion box.
Minutes of last meeting agreed and signed off to be put at the back of Church.
Welcome given to Elizabeth Salter back from her operation.
Maureen Lomas has submitted her resignation due to family circumstances. Thanks were given for the contribution Maureen
had made during her time with the team.
Annual Mass postponed until next year.
24th November the Confirmation Mass to be held at Christ the King.
30th November retreat day at Wistaston, transport to be arranged.
Day trip to Shrewsbury with Mass was suggested.
LPA Mass and barbecue to be arranged. Members asked to get back to Tina with any (other) suggestions.
LPA Lenten talks, Chris Thomas booked for one talk. Marion Tolley and Paul Valelly have been suggested. Any other suggestions
to be put to Tina or Father.
LPAs under review by the Bishop and new members to replace long serving members may also be needed.
Next meeting of LPA October 3rd.
Steve Walls has put information about the Parish Team, The UCM and the Holy Family Associates on the parish website.
Information about the Over 55s club and Liturgy group to be looked at. A link with the Holy Family of Bordeaux website has
been requested. Information about the SVP and Food Bank yet to be updated. Eric Richards to be approached to provide this
in a meeting with Pauline Bell, Pat Finegan, Father Bernard and Steve Walls. Also to be looked at is School Links and Peter
Arrowsmith and the cubs.
St Anne's Feast day on 26th July, 7.30pm mass then a shared table in the Hall. Tea, coffee to be provided and the bar
will be open. Cups and saucers to be set out before Mass and Hall open for anyone bringing food at 6.45pm.
Heritage Weekend Saturday 9th September, to be coordinated with Pat Hughes and Mary Tyrell. It brings in interest and
Wednesday 8th November Bereavement Mass 7.30pm
December 13th Christmas Carol Concert and Raffle for parish funds.
No one was asked to lead the prayer for the next meeting but John Boggan has agreed to do this.
Date of next two meetings: September 5th 7.15pm
November 7th 7.15pm
The Parish Pastoral team was formed at the end of 2005 to work in the best interests of St. Anne's Church and its parishioners.
We also take an outward view of the wider church and our environment. Elected members serve a three year term of office and
the next election will be due March/April 2018
The team meet regularly throughout the year and have genuine collaboration, dialogue and discernment with the clergy.
We help fundraise and plan social events such as the May Bank family fun day and are more than happy to be involved in any
other parish activity.
Please consider becoming part of the team. New members are needed to give a fresh outlook and everyone's opinion is listened
to and respected.
I am happy to have served on the team for the past three years and certainly enjoyed the experience. If you are interested
in becoming a Member please ask any member of the team who will be more than happy to give you further details.
Pat Finegan (Chair)
Pat Finegan Chair.
Winny Fryer Secretary,
Fr Bernard Forshaw, Deacon John Boggan
Elizabeth Salter. Pauline Bell
Maureen Lomas. Ros Appleby
Denise North. Louise Evans
Marie Stormont. Kath Ward
Tina Ward is LPA Rep and she attends the meeting in a liaison role